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Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

One more Back Bay landscape before the show this weekend.

"Back Bay Wetlands" oil on linen, 8"x10"

(Sold at the Back Bay Show)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

"Sycamore Meadow" oil on linen, 11"x14"

My finished painting from my day at Caspers Wilderness Park. See my last post.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Painting at Caspers Wilderness Park

A new favorite place to paint! A few weeks ago I joined fellow artists from SOCALPAPA to paint at Caspers Wilderness Park. Located off Ortega Hwy, in San Juan Capistrano, the park is 8,000 acres. It's filled with huge California Oaks and Sycamore trees, a beautiful place. The area reminds me of paintings done by early California Impressionists. I had such a good time, and found many varied scenes to paint, I went back this past Friday to paint again.

My painting of a sycamore (along with an oak tree growing behind it, or in it?) was begun about 3:00pm.  I found that the shadows and color did not change too much over the few hours I stood painting it.  Not sure if it was due to my location in the park, or the high summer sun.  I felt as if I did not have to rush through the painting, which was most enjoyable.  I can't wait to paint here come autumn, or spring. There is a large creek which passes through Caspers Park...many great painting opportunties.